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Law Enforcement

Law enforcement biometrics refers to applications and biometric systems which aid law enforcement agencies. While most often fingerprints, DNA, and in some cases facial recognition, this is a wide-ranging category and can include AFIS, ABIS, mobile identification systems, criminal ID solutions, fingerprint recognition, surveillance, as well as access control systems.

Canada’s Federal Government has filed a motion to have the certification of a potential class action lawsuit over biometric data…

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Canadian lawmakers demand clearer answers on facial recognition from national police

A standing committee of Canadian Members of Parliament examining face biometrics use in the country saw further clarification of the…

 

Draft bill allows Israeli police access to face biometrics from public CCTV

Israel’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation cleared a biometric surveillance bill on Sunday that will enable security services to access information…

 

Tally of facial recognition bans being overturned keeps growing

The high tide for U.S. restrictions on police use of facial recognition might have come and gone. Seventeen partial or…

 

Clearview settles biometric data privacy lawsuit with ACLU, declares ‘a huge win’ for company

Clearview AI has settled a biometric data privacy lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union and other advocacy groups by…

 

Belgium approves biometric database for migrants as part of EU Entry/Exit System requirement

In efforts to comply with the European Union’s Entry/Exit System (EES) which is expected to go fully operational by the…

 

Aadhaar officials say no to request for biometrics in Delhi murder investigation

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the federal agency behind the biometric Aadhaar ID number program, told the High…

 

Nigeria upgrades biometric crime database to stem growing insecurity

The Nigerian Police Force wants to improve its techniques of investigating and tracking criminals as well as locating the sites…

 

SuperCom wins national contract for biometrically tracking criminals in Croatia

SuperCom is deploying its PureSecurity Electronic Monitoring suite in what will be the company’s first full-scale contract in Croatia for…

 

Time to talk specifics of new facial recognition legislation, Canadian privacy authorities say

Lawmakers in Canada are being urged by privacy authorities to pass new laws to protect people from the risks associated…

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